Post Tagged with: "Australia"

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Sirius Building, an apartment complex in Sydney by architect Tao Gofers. Photo by Eastberliner. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The bitter debate that we need to have about home ownership

Australians love houses. We have a culture where home ownership is expected. A mandatory rite of passage for anyone that can rustle up a deposit. And once you have bought, the government gives you a big thumbs up with a range of special exemptions for the family home. But housing […]

by × 17 February 2017 ×

BSG Students, Science and technology

Australian wind farm, picture by David Clarke on Flickr

Sound and fury, signifying nothing

On January 21st, 2015 The Australian published an article on the front page of the paper reporting on a ‘groundbreaking study’. This study showed that ‘people living near wind farms face a greater risk of suffering health complaints caused by the low-frequency noise generated by turbines’. The wording of that […]

by × 03 March 2015 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

What The Aid Industry Can Learn From Venture Capitalists

What The Aid Industry Can Learn From Venture Capitalists

Is a ‘best practice’ approach to international aid getting in the way of solutions that might be ‘best fit’? Tim McMinn reviews Ben Ramalingam’s new book, Aid On The Edge Of Chaos Bali is a place most Australians are familiar with. If you haven’t visited yourself, chances are you have […]

by × 18 November 2013 ×

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Lead Australian development from the top?

Lead Australian development from the top?

Despite assurances that we should expect “no surprises” from a Coalition Government, the new Prime Minister delivered a big one last month on the 18th of September with the announcement of plans to reintegrate AusAID back into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. As has been noted on this […]

by × 10 October 2013 ×